Letters of a Javanese Princess

Letters of a Javanese Princess

By: Hildred Geertz (author), Raden Adjeng Kartini (author), Agnes Louise Symmers (translator)Paperback

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Translated from the original Dutch by Agnes Louise Symmers and originally published by Alfred A. Knopf, this collection of letters was written by the daughter of a Javanese civil servant in the Dutch colonial government. She had been permitted the unusual privilege of attending a Dutch elementary school, but then returned home to seclusion during her adolescence, as was the Indonesian custom for women. The letters provide a fascinating picture of the life and spirit of the time during the period when Java was undergoing intimate contact with Western civilization. Through her writings she became a spokesman for the liberation and education of women, as well as an advocate for Indonesian nationalist aspirations. Co-published with the Asia Society.

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Product Details

  • publication date: 28/09/1985
  • ISBN13: 9780819147585
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 246
  • ID: 9780819147585
  • weight: 322
  • ISBN10: 0819147583
  • translations: Dutch

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